LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Yanique Spencer (Baldwin [N.Y] HS), Lexi Wagner (Seton LaSalle [Pittsburgh, Pa.], Alexis Kilfoyl (Academy at the Lakes [Fla.] HS), Kendall Fritz (Wakeland [Frisco, Texas]) HS) and Madie Augusto (St. Ignatius [San Francisco, Calif.] HS) were selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for games played the week of March 19-25.
Spencer was 5-for-5 with three doubles, two RBI and four runs scored against Great Neck South. She also picked up the win in relief, tossing two innings of shutout ball with six strikeouts and a walk.
Wagner hit .900 (9-for-10) with three triples, three home runs, 10 RBI and six runs scored. She slugged 2.400 and recorded a .909 on-base percentage. Wagner was a perfect 3-for-3 with a grand slam, five RBI and three runs in a win over Brownsville. She tripled twice, homered, knocked in four and scored three more times against Haddon Heights. She added a triple, long ball and RBI in the season opener versus Whitehall.
Kilfoyl was dominant in the circle for Academy at the Lakes last week, posting a 4-0 mark with three shutouts, including a no-hitter, and 44 strikeouts over 28 innings of work. She did not allow an earned run and surrendered just seven hits. The no-hitter came on March 23 against Freedom. Kilfolyl struck out 13 and walked two in a 6-0 victory. She followed that with a one-hit complete-game win over East Lake in which she fanned 11 and issued one free pass. She also added three-hit shutouts against Springstead and Mitchell.
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Fritz, a senior, twirled two no-hitters to help Wakefield improve to 13-3 on the season. She recorded all 15 outs via strikeouts in a five-inning win against Heritage. In her first start of the week, she no hit Independence in a 7-1 victory. Against the Knights, Fritz fanned 11, walked four and allowed an earned run.
Augusto tossed three shutouts and struck out 36 batters as she posted a 3-0 mark for St. Ignatius last week. The senior hurler fanned a season-high 14 and allowed just two hits in a 4-0 victory over Presentation. She struck out 12, walked two and surrendered four hits in a 3-0 triumph against San Mateo. Augusto added 10 more punchouts in a one-hit win (five innings) over Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep. For the week, she scattered seven hits and walked two over 19 innings of work. Augusto also contributed at the plate with two hits against San Mateo and two RBI versus Sacred Heart.
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2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week (Spring)
East - Janiece Robles | Cardinal Spellman (Bronx, N.Y.)
North – Maddie Peace | Regina Dominican (Wilmette, Ill.)
South – Karly Heath | North Augusta (S.C.) HS
South Central – Hallie Wacaser | Bentonville West (Centerton, Ark.)
West – Drea Schwaier | Yelm (Wash.) HS
South – Madyson Lamp | Hernando High School (Brooksville, Fla.)
South Central – Nadia Valverde | Hanks High School (El Paso, Texas)
West – Jordyn Hutchins | Woodland (Calif.) Christian
South – Anna Hood | Locust Fork (Ala.) HS
South Central – Kathryn Marshall | Brenham (Texas) High School
West – Mya Villareal | North valley Military Institute (Granada Hills, Calif.)
South - Aspen Wesley | Neshoba Central HS (Philadelphia, Miss.)
South Central – Biveana Figueroa | Natlia (Texas) HS
West – Izabel Enriquez | Buena High School (Sierra Vista, Ariz.)
2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week (Fall)
10/23/17 – Caroline Newton | Worth County HS (Sylvester, Ga.)
10/16/17 – Madeline Vejvoda | Papillion (Neb.) La-Vista HS
10/9/17 – Alexandria Kilponen | Valor Christian HS (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
10/2/17 – Tracy Mosley | Mundy’s Mill High School (Jonesboro, Ga.)
9/25/17 – Sevi Harden | Thomas Jefferson High School (Denver, Colo.)
9/18/17 – Brooke Huitt | Lathrop (Mo.) High School
9/11/17 – Tori Kniesche | Wayne (Neb.) High School
9/5/17 – Addison Purvis | Sullivan (Mo.) High School
8/28/17 – Adrienne Visintine | Chaparral High School (Parker, Colo.)
8/21/17 – Katherine Snavely | Brookstone School (Columbus, Ga.)
8/14/17 – Kelley Lynch | East Coweta High School (Sharpsburg, Ga.)